Skip to comments.Berkeley council tells Marines to leave
Posted on 02/01/2008 5:41:49 PM PST by KTM rider
Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go.
That's the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 6-3 Tuesday night to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders."
In addition, the council voted to explore enforcing its law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation against the Marines because of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. And it officially encouraged the women's peace group Code Pink to impede the work of the Marines in the city by protesting in front of the station.
In a separate item, the council voted 8-1 to give Code Pink a designated parking space in front of the recruiting station once a week for six months and a free sound permit for protesting once a week from noon to 4 p.m.
Councilman Gordon Wozniak opposed both items.
The Marines have been in Berkeley for a little more than a year, having moved from Alameda in December of 2006. For about the past four months, Code Pink has been protesting in front of the station.
"I believe in the Code Pink cause. The Marines don't belong here, they shouldn't have come here, and they should leave," said Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates after votes were cast.
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The Left hates America
We need to pull any federal funds they receive.
It’s getting to the point, when you hear things like this, that it has become sadly apparent that they really do.
Berzerkely is a disgusting pigsty and blight. What hypocrits. They spout the mantra of "tolerate" but it is a known fact that they, the most "liberal" are as equally the least tolerant people within city in America.
Communists have never like the U.S. Marines. Now that they have a foothold in their corner of Amerika, the last thing they want around are U.S. Marines. Marines represent freedom. Communists will not tolerate freedom.
Why in hell are we being taxed to support these traitors?
I agree, no funds ought to go to them.
Let us hope that if in the future we are attacked they attack these un American morons. I would love to see them beg for help in thier time of need. Maybe just maybe they could rally the homeless and the flakes.
Well, if we do have to close gitmo, I know where we can put all those nice “enemy combatants” types.
No school money, no payroll, no SS checks, nada.
Isn’t that special. Berkely has no use for those who fight to defend the country that their useless tax-sucking butts depend on to feed their school. Time to pull any federal funding/state funding/tax dollars etc., from this liberal communist strong-hold.
I hope you are able to read this in whatever cave your are hidden in along the border. Since you hate America and our way of life because we are so decadent, have you ever thought about attacking Berkeley? It is a den of sin and evil. They want the Marines out, so soon they will have no protection. I bet you could take out the whole place in under an hour.
They wouldn't beg for help. They would demand help, and sit on their fat asses while doing so.
No Toys for Tots either.
Had a discussion with one of these Hipy-dipy types several weeks ago. Asked him just what he thought we should do, he answered with the following points:
Become isolationist (to him, that meant, leave the rest of the world alone).
Tax to the max and give the surplus to the less fortunate countries.
Abolish the military. If we didnt have a military, the rest of the world would love us and leave us alone.
He had several other idiotic points, but you get the drift.
I tried to explain the faults in his ideology he would have none of it and walked off in a huff.
Brain washed to the max sad. And, he has a PHD!
No border patrol. Oops. They would probably like that.
I don’t want anyone hurt but I wish there was some way for these idiots to realize what this country is up against in the WOT.
Just one more sign of the “infection” that is dangerous and spreading rapidly....
tell him to put down his bong. He might remember some facts of reality.
Not as rapidly as the fascists would like, though.
Piled Higher and Deeper
Who do we send our complaints to? The white house? The congress? And, will anyone listen? Under a Bush administration my answer would be a resounding NO.
I am in total agreement with you. Oh by the way, I am going to be a grandma again!
You forgot to tell Binny that he should be extra sure to take out the University of California-Berkeley.
That’s where all of this stuff started in the early 50’s when the number of communist professors was overwhelming!
San Francisco and Berzerkeley = Sodom and Gomorrah
Other than his left leaning proclivities, he an exceptional scientist. No bong involved, just years of leftist indoctrination in his early college education.
Hes one of those all book smarts no common sense kinda guys, which equals stupidity in my book.
Institute the draft in any municipality that refuses a recruiting station. There, fixed. ;o)
Thanks,we would like a girl, too many men in this house lol.
You wont get an argument from me on that observation. ;-)
I think we ought to have a draft and de-program these kids. 12 years of grade school... 2 years of service and then college.
Tell me about it. Sometimes the testosterone fumes are so strong around here that it makes my eyes burn:’)
We can only hope they do secede and form their own country.
Why should FReepers so hope?
Well, if they are a separate nation, then they could be invaded, sold to the Arabs, and their property kept by the victors.
Doubtlessly, the victors would then rejoin America. Actually, it would not take very many Americans to defeat the Sheeples Republic of Berserkly because the Libroids in Berkley hate guns and therefore don’t own any.
All is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.
Well, that explains it...some people are educated beyond their intelligence.
“Brain washed to the max sad. And, he has a PHD!”
Don’t forget that PhD is an acronym for “piled higher and deeper”.
Maybe we need to get a bill passed that once a municipality has decided to boot out the military, then once a disaster like a mudlside or earthquake strikes them they’ll receive no protections from the national guard!
I was talking to my brother tonight and fear we’re headed toward a civil war.
No. The normal people there and our silly cousins have to be protected. They don’t have to be kept comfortable though.
New Orleans was swamped with water, and many people linked that to high crime and so forth and God’s wrath, which I never thought too much about prior to Katrina, but I’ve often wondered when and where an earthquake will strike Cesspoolifornication.